The Space Race Versus World Poverty And Food

The Earth today has a population that has exceeded six billion and will rise much further in the next one hundred years. For the first time in history there has never been such a vast difference in technology across the world as there is today.

There are good and bad aspects to take from this news. On the one hand we have tribes in the Amazon who wish to stay separate and live as humans did several thousands of years ago and not take in the modern comforts the majority of us experience.

Inbetween we have the third world environments of outlying Asian regions, which wish to become first world populations living in two up two down accommodation, owning a fridge, a car and a television but finances and wage scales which simply do not allow as of yet.

Then we have the modern homes which are present in the majority of countries, they have everything but are still light years behind on the technology that they could own and make use of. Top down tech is still filtering through from NASA, associated companies and from labs like CERN.

The current age is not so much of a technological gap but one which is a pause and could well create a technological explosion. The bad effects of uneven technological advance is that as a human race we don't do things together. We worry very little about the social benefits to other citizens and instead take what we can.

However as is occurring with Africa and parts of Asia, tribes and areas are literally going from straw and wooden huts to mobile phones and future tech, completely avoiding the processes in which a great many of us experienced.

Education has to fall in line, but those who were farmers yesterday will now go on to be leading scientists and engineers in the fields of genetics and biology. A continent which starved and failed at food production, could soon outdo the first world and be leaders at what was once the west's game.

While more and more nations are heading into space. The gaps in their population who sti